Holiday watch: For a beach holiday, it would definitely be an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, or a Panerai. For a city holiday, it would most often be a trusty Jaeger-LeCoultre or a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
Black tie watch: As I’m mostly a sports or dive watches person, for formal occasions I will borrow my wife’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Jubilee Proto-Zero. I got it for her at a charity auction hosted by Jaeger-LeCoultre a few years ago. However, if she plans to wear the piece for a special evening, I would go to my default piece, the JLC Geophysic True Second.
On my radar: Blancpain’s next Ocean Commitment edition. I’m a staunch supporter of ocean conservation and a big fan of the brand’s support for the preservation and protection of the world’s oceans. Their previous two Ocean Commitment limited editions were impeccable, plus the fact that my wife’s name is Oceane makes this series close to my heart.